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A trip to Insel Mainau

insel-mainau (10)When I was just a couple of days old in Germany, I think my husband was too eager to show off his hometown, so one day he brought me to this island called Insel Mainau, a small island in the Lake Constance, where we used to live just about ten kilometers away. The insel (island) is really quite a tourist attraction in the area specially during spring when millions of different kinds of flowers like tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are in spectacular display all over the grounds . The island’s history is as colorful as their gardens.

Many years ago, it was owned by a prince of Sweden who then passed it on to his son, a count, who then transferred it to a foundation. At present it is still being managed by a countess.  Aside from the beautiful gardens, you can also see the butterfly house, a castle overlooking the lake and a chapel, palm house, orchid house, arboretum, farm yard and playgrounds for kids.

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tulips

butterfly

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a couple having their prenup photos taken

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orchid

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The castle where the Count Bernadotte’s family still lives

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poppy

Poppy/ poppies or Mohnblume in german..

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daffodils

Narcissus or commonly known as Daffodils

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A “Lady slipper” orchid

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Bebs

Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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